2016 Lynmar Estate Quail Hill Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.2% alc., pH 3.42, TA 0.64, 507 cases, $60. Release fall 2018. A blend of old vine Rued clones planted in 1971 and more recent plantings of Old Wente selections. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 55% new. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. A very outgoing wine, offering waves of cut yellow apple, lemon curd, pineapple, nectarine, floral, musk and buttered toast aromas. Creamy on the palate, with delicious flavors of yellow apple, pineapple, tropical fruits and toasty oak. A sybaritic wine, yet possessing enough acidity to energize the palate. Score: 93. Reviewed November 2, 2018

Winery: Lynmar Estate
From article: Lynmar Estate: Russian River Valley Pinot Noir & Chardonnay Standard-Bearer